Technical Notes

Technical Notes

Motion Control Systems

In this technical note, motion devices are discussed first in the context of manual positioning. This discussion is equally applicable to automated positioning and motorized drivers …

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Fundamentals of Motion Control

Details regarding the various factors that impact the motion of these devices and how to characterize their positioning precision and accuracy are the subjects of this technical no …

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Optical Fiber Alignment

Good fiber alignment produces the highest coupling efficiency and therefore the least signal loss before assembly or packaging of an optical system.

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Fiber Alignment Motion Systems

Fiber alignment systems range from simple, single-channel, single-side setups to more complex double-sided, multiple-channel setups with machine vision, adhesive delivery, and pick …

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Linear Translation Stage Terminology

This glossary covers important terms related to linear translation stages.

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Motion Basics Terminology & Standards

The function of a stage is to constrain motion to a desired direction. For a linear stage, the desired motion is along an ideal straight line. Any motion in a constrained direction …

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Stage Components Considerations

Choosing the right positioning technology for an application is a complex task. There are numerous choices of linear stages, rotation stages and actuators and each product has its own …

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Linear Translation Stage Technology Guide

Each material used in the design of a linear translation stage has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. The following is a summary of the properties for the most common …

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Control Theory Terminology

Common motion systems use three types of control methods. They are position control, velocity control and torque control. The majority of Newport’s motion systems use position control. …

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TRA and TRB Series Compatibility with Manual Positioners

Newport's TRA & TRB series miniature motorized linear actuator are offered in 6 mm, 12 mm and 25 mm travel versions with 60 N or 90 N load capacity.

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PZA12 Compatibility with Manual Positioners

Newport's PZA Ultra-High Resolution Actuator provides 12.5 mm travel with 50 N load capacity.

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LTA Series Compatibility with Manual Positioners

Newport's LTA series actuators are offered in HS or HL version for 50/25 mm travel range with 50/120 N load capacity respectively.

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Motorized Actuator Compatibility with Manual Mirror Mounts

This note details the compatibility of Newport motorized actuators with our manually adjusted mirror mounts.

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Motorized Linear Actuator Compatibility Guide

Many Newport manual positioning products can be motorized by using Newport motorized precision actuators. Once the manual positioner is chosen for an application, use the tables below …

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Picomotor™ Compatibility with Manual Positioners

Many Newport manual positioning products can be motorized by using Newport motorized precision actuators. When very high precision, nano-scale linear positioning is required, a Piezo …

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Motion Electronics Design

Motion control systems consist of three main components: motion controller, motor driver or amplifier, and a motion device. The primary purpose of a motion controller is to control …

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Motion Controller GUIs

Newport has recently introduced new Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for the popular motion controllers. The new GUI simplifies the user experience and enables communication, stage …

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Motion Control Metrology Primer

In our continuing effort to provide the most accurate information to the research, defense and industrial communities, we have expanded many of our product specifications to reflect …

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Stage Motor Technical Information

All motorized Newport stages are optimized for use with Newport’s motion controllers and motor drivers to ensure plug-and-play compatibility, reliability and the ability to meet stated …

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Metrology and Acceptance Test Procedure

In today's world of shrinking feature sizes, nanometer-scale devices as well as higher accuracy and resolution requirements, it is critical to use the highest quality components available. …

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